Women creativity: An interview with female artists

Women creativity: An interview with female artists

Understand the meaning of  "women creativity", featuring enlightening interviews with female artists who share their unique perspectives on the role of gender in creativity.

In the vast expanse of human creativity, imagination has no bounds, how do women uniquely navigate and sculpt the world of artistic expression? For centuries, the contributions of female artists have woven rich textures into the tapestry of art history, yet their stories and achievements have often lingered in the shadows. In an era that champions diversity and inclusivity, the spotlight reveals a landscape where creativity is not just shared but is profoundly shaped by women.

In this blog, we celebrate "women creativity" through the voices of female artists who are not just part of the creative landscape but are actively redefining it. Prepare to be inspired by their insights, and what it means for creativity to be female. 

What does “women creativity” mean to female artists?

In our quest to delve deeper into the essence of "women creativity," we reached out to an array of extraordinary female artists from various corners of the globe and asked them what “Creativity is female” means to them. With unique perspectives, each artist contributed to a rich tapestry of insights on this question. 

Ema Shin: I can generally agree with this question. Because every human being on the planet once was in the womb of a woman before they were born. Therefore, females are creative. 

A female artist: Ema Shine,  in a turquoise cardigan smiling softly, sitting beside her colorful textile art on a loom in a studio filled with creative materials and art books.
Women's creativity comes alive in a detailed loom weaving, with rich blue threads creating a textured pattern that speaks to the intricate artistry of female weavers.
Hands of Ema Shine holding wooden spindles wound with red and variegated yarn, symbolizing the traditional craftsmanship and vibrant creativity in women's textile work.

Hailey Wyatt: Creativity transcends gender, however, I think it is very important to celebrate female creativity. In general, it’s not uncommon for art done by women to be seen as “craft”, whereas art done by men to be seen as... art. Especially in my field where sewing is (generally) seen as a woman’s domestic chore and is therefore not respected as an art form or as a medium for some sort of higher level of creativity. All genders have an incredible capacity for creative self-expression.

Focused female fashion designer: Hailey Wyatt, tracing patterns on brown paper at a well-lit drafting table, with mannequins showcasing her designs and upcycling fabric rolls in the background, in a workshop that radiates with creative energy.
Hailey's handcrafted denim garment hangs on a wooden hanger, illuminated by natural light that highlights the textured patchwork and detailed stitches, reflecting the creativity in women's fashion design. A handwoven top with colorful square patterns displayed on a hanger, bathed in soft light that casts a serene glow, illustrating the seamless blend of vibrant colors and imaginative design in textile art.
Kate Jenkins: It means a great deal to be a successful female artist after being taught my practice originally by my Mother and Grandmother who were prolific knitters and crocheters. I feel like I have been handed their baton of creativity.
An artist: Kate Jenkins, proudly presents her handcrafted wreath that looks like pretzels at an exhibition, with large knit fruit decorations overhead, showcasing a festive and creative atmosphere.
The process of Kate Jenkins sewing a textile piece of bread, with focused hands threading a needle, amid a spread of similar art pieces, capturing the essence of creative female craftsmanship. Women's creativity is celebrated through a playful yarn art installation featuring knit ice cream cones, brilliantly capturing the joyful fusion of art and imagination.

Naomi Burke: My creativity for me is female. I found myself as a woman outside of being a mom through my art form. I became more connected to myself and rediscovered my passions.

A creative female artist: Naomi Burke, with blue tassel earrings and an orange t-shirt sips from a mug, with a whimsical copper wire face sculpture on woven textile behind her, in a studio that bursts with personality and art.
A collection of yarn wall hangings in warm hues displayed on a white wall, featuring playful patterns and varying textures that exhibit Naomi's creative use of knit and macramé techniques. holds up a handwoven wall hanging with an abstract copper wire face and a blue tassel, symbolizing the fusion of minimalist art and tactile weaving in a display of creative expression.

Sofie: I believe creativity is human. We can’t help but create as a species. I think the way I personally connect with the sentence is through my everyday life. I'm blessed with an expanding network and connections with other female creatives. The support and recognition I feel in this community is the most rewarding feeling. I'm grateful for this and for the trust I have in my creativity. The biggest gift of all - for sure!

Artist Sofie wearing pink-fringed knitwear and glasses, smiles beside a wall with vibrant textile art pieces, reflecting a bright, inspiring creative studio space.

A close-up of fluffy, colorful knitwear and yarns in various stages of the crafting process, with sunlight filtering through, highlighting the textures and the lively chaos of a creative workspace.
Sofie in a floral dress and bright red glasses sits outside, knitting with neon yarn, in front of a vibrant display window, her contented smile reflecting her passion for craft.

Andrea Frieling: “Creativity is Female” for me means that this is not confined to gender roles and recognizes the unique, available perspectives that women bring through the creative world. It also means that it celebrates the creative force of intuition and the strength that women bring to all their first creative and artistic fields.
A creative female artist: Andrea Frieling, working on her ceramic in a sunlit studio.

Andrea admires a freshly crafted ceramic plate in her studio
Andrea’s hands masterfully shaping a clay pot on a spinning wheel.

Rugburn: I think that there are a lot of feminine traits that are required in creativity, such as being able to tap into your emotions, being able to show vulnerability, and having fun with it. I think my prescription for female creativity would be to say, just take the first step, just get started, and trust the process along the way.

Artisan Angela Slider showing her hand-tufted rug.

Angela adds detail to a vibrant, large-scale textile art piece
Angela uses a tufting gun to weave a bold pattern into fabric, demonstrating women creativity in textile design.

Ma Ceramiste: Women are as creative as they are intuitive, sensible, and they've always been inspired by what you wear living as a woman in society or even in their daily lives. And they are expressed in a very singular way. If I have one advice to give, it would be just be yourself, and do whatever you'd like, because there is no limit to creativity.

A potter Marie’s hands delicately finish the surface of a ceramic piece, showcasing the detail-oriented aspect in the craft.

A potter Marie’s hands delicately finish the surface of a ceramic piece, showcasing the detail-oriented aspect in the craft. Marie in a moment of concentration bends over her pottery wheel.

It's a privilege to bring these conversations to light, offering a glimpse into the minds of women who are shaping the contemporary art scene and challenging and redefining what it means to be creative. 

I feel like I have been handed their baton of creativity.

Kate Jenkins

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